Did you weigh it out with downtube & chainstay protector, BB bearings, headset bearings, bottle boss bolts etc. removed? That stuff can add some (sometimes suprisingly much) weight...
BTW, this is probably the main reason, why they don´t list their bikes´ or frames´weight. Not only it varies between sizes, it can also vary to some extent between two identical models.
I´m deciding between 9.8 and 9.8 SL, the SL looks better IMHO, has better, or rather more durable fork, lighter wheelset (Which I would probably replace anyway, so that´s not a big issue) and about 300 g lighter frame, but I´m not really sure, if that´s worth that 1.800 € of price difference. Probably I´m not that much of a weight weenie
, but anyway, what´s your opinion?
I think i only had the bb bearings in not the rubber protector, but to be honest i first fly got rep,ace after the bb shell wasnt abke to hold bearings anymore and my replacement sl frame started crancking around seatpost after less than 500 km, the 27.2 syntace post is correct size wise but the frame isnt, hence the cracks, i have lost most of my sympathy for trek, i mean if they stuck with a normal bb shell ( treated ) and check there molds for sizing they woulndt have to advertise that they offer ' worlds best warranty policy'
Other than, it does ride really nice, i havent ridden other cf mtb but its stiff and comfy im still running the original 3 year old fox forks and an xtr groupset with thunder burt it sad just under 9.5 kilo very nice (;